Information, Products and Services for Expats in Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil

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Today
Patchy Rain
High:79°F (26°C)
Low:61°F (16°C)
Winds:WNW 4 MPH (6 KPH)
Precipitation:11.3
Tomorrow
Moderate or Heavy Rain Shower
High:81°F (27°C)
Low:59°F (15°C)
Winds:S 3 MPH (5 KPH)
Precipitation:11.9
Saturday
Partly Cloudy
High:79°F (26°C)
Low:61°F (16°C)
Winds:E 5 MPH (9 KPH)
Precipitation:0.3
Sunday
Partly Cloudy
High:77°F (25°C)
Low:59°F (15°C)
Winds:E 7 MPH (11 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
Monday
Clear/Sunny
High:79°F (26°C)
Low:59°F (15°C)
Winds:ENE 5 MPH (9 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
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Europe Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.

Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016.

U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places. Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.

U.S. citizens should also: 

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
  • Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

European governments continue to guard against terrorist attacks and conduct raids to disrupt plots. We work closely with our allies and will continue to share information with our European partners that will help identify and counter terrorist threats.

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Republic of Congo Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to The Republic of the Congo regarding the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for March 20.

U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of security awareness due to the potential for political unrest leading up to, during, and following the election period.  This Travel Alert expires on April 15, 2016.

 

Political protests and demonstrations may occur in this timeframe. Although there is no indication that U.S. citizens may be targets of violence, U.S. citizens should avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind as gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn violent.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates, including any changes in the election schedule.  Presidential election results are expected to be announced within a week of the election.

For more information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Congo.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville, located at 70-83 Boulevard Denis Sassou Nguesso, Brazzaville, Congo, at +242-06-612-2000, 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday - Thursday; 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+242) 06-612-2010.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season - 2015 - 2016
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the South Pacific region about the ongoing threat of tropical cyclones affecting the area.

While tropical cyclones in the South Pacific may occur throughout the year, the current South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season begins on November 1, 2015, and ends April 30, 2016.  U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the region should monitor local weather reports and take other appropriate action as needed.  This Travel Alert expires on April 30, 2016.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommends that people living or traveling in regions prone to tropical storms and tropical cyclones be prepared.  For further information about tropical cyclone preparedness, please visit NOAA's Tropical Cyclones Preparedness Guide.

Tropical cyclones can create dangerous and uncomfortable conditions that can prevent travel for days.  Tropical cyclones are often accompanied by damaging winds, high tides and flooding.  If you are living near or staying close to the ocean or other bodies of water, you may be at higher risk.  Landslides and mudslides are also a serious concern.  Roads can be washed out or obstructed by debris, adversely affecting access to airports and land routes out of affected areas.  In the past, many U.S. citizens were forced to delay travel (including return travel to the United States) due to infrastructure damage to airports and limited flight availability.  You should be aware that you may not be able to depart the area for 24-48 hours or longer, particularly if you are residing in or visiting a South Pacific island country where air travel service is limited. 

Be sure to check with local authorities for safety and security updates.  Reports of looting and sporadic violence in the aftermath of natural disasters have occurred.  Security personnel and medical services may not always be readily available, as weather conditions or damage to infrastructure may delay or prevent emergency assistance.

If you live in or travel to these areas during the tropical cyclone season, we recommend you obtain travel insurance to cover unexpected expenses during an emergency.  If a situation requires an evacuation from an overseas location, the U.S. Department of State may work with commercial airlines to ensure that U.S. citizens can depart as safely and efficiently as possible.  Commercial airlines are the Department's primary source of transportation in an evacuation; other means of transport are utilized only as a last resort, are often more expensive, and will provide you with fewer destination options.  U.S. law requires that any evacuation costs are your responsibility.  For those in financial need, the U.S. Department of State has the authority to provide crisis evacuation and repatriation loans on a reimbursable basis.  For more information, please visit the Emergencies Abroad page on our website.   

If you live in or are traveling to storm-prone regions, prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms by organizing a kit in a waterproof container that includes a supply of bottled water, non-perishable food items, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, any medications taken regularly, and vital documents (especially your passport and other identification).  Emergency shelters often provide only very basic resources and may have limited medical and food supplies.  NOAA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have additional tips on their websites.

Monitor local radio, local media, and the National Weather Service to be aware of weather developments.  Minor tropical cyclones can develop into typhoons very quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation.  Inform family and friends of your whereabouts and remain in close contact with your tour operator, hotel staff, transportation providers (airlines, cruise lines, etc.), and local officials for evacuation instructions during a weather emergency.

For further information on tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, please consult the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Honolulu the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Fiji's regional meteorological center responsible for tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, or the Government of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

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Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
Current News in Brazil
  • Brazil’s Samarco Gets Extension to Settle Dam Spill Damages
  • Rio Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Neymar Plans Return in May, Says Brazil is Team to Beat in World Cup
  • Itaipava: The Culinary Hub of Rio’s Mountain Range
  • Rio’s ‘Presente’ Security Operation Announces Over 12,000 Arrests
  • Brazil’s Indigenous March in Brasilia for Rights and Land
  • Rio Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, April 25, 2018
  • Rio Hosts Show in Honor of Marielle Franco’s Memory
  • Lapa: The Historical Center of Samba in Rio de Janeiro
  • Over 17.3 Million Children Live Under Poverty Line in Brazil
  • Ex-presidenta brasileña habla sobre su destitución
  • Santander Brasil CFO Says Bank Still Seeks Higher ROE
  • Newly-hired Brazilian football coach Jose Antonio Nogueira arrives in Karachi
  • Telefonica Brasil profits up 10% to over BRL 1 billion in Q1
  • Brazilian football coach Jose Antonio arrives in Karachi
  • BRIEF-ViroMed receives Brazil patent
  • GM bets on Brazil with millions of cheap cars developed for China
  • 'Breakthrough' in mosquito-packed drones to combat Zika in Brazil
  • Ron Gula, CEO, Gula Tech Adventures Talks About Cybersecurity, Best Practices and Cyber Investing Summit May 15, NYC
  • INSIGHT-Amazon.com plays catch-up in Brazil as local rivals thrive
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  • Norsk Hydro to miss savings goal amid Brazil woes
  • Brazil's Vale 1st-qtr profit slumps by a third as costs rise
  • Casino keeps 2018 goals, no talks with Amazon in Brazil
  • BRAZIL: Center-south Sugarcane Crush Starts 25.64% Up From Last Year
  • USMNT reportedly finalizing friendlies against Brazil, Mexico
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  • Brazil prosecutors say Windows 10 settings violate...
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  • Legendary musicians to play Brazilian music in Weehawken next week
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  • Indigenous Brazilians rally to demand land rights protection
  • Unfazed by Brazil's army, Rio drug gangs willing to wait out occupation
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  • Aare Adams visits Brazilian Embassy, seeks better collaboration on cultural tourism
  • Brazilian cuisine comes to Bulawayo
  • Brazilian firm to pay RS 1.2 crore for Ongole bull embryos
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Andrew Finn Magill celebrates Brazilian music with two Asheville shows
  • FOCUS-GM banks on low-cost vehicles in Brazil as auto sales rise
  • Unbeaten Brazil claim women’s Copa América but everyone leaves happy
  • FOCUS-GM banks on Chinese vehicle family to boost Brazil sales
  • BRIEF-Santander Brasil CFO Says Bank Still Seeks Higher ROE
  • 50 great World Cup moments: James Rodriguez's stunning goal from Brazil 2014
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  • Brazil prosecutors say Windows 10 settings violate local laws
  • Brazil central gov't fiscal deficit widens more than expected in March
  • Santander Brasil shares fall 2 pct even as results beat forecasts
  • Brazil regulator rejects Telefonica fine-for-investment swap
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • 'Breakthrough' in mosquito-packed drones to combat Zika in Brazil
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  • Tourism Video Brazil
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